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Repairing Microwave I have a GE Microwave. The model number is JE1540WW002. The microwave timer works, but it does not heat anything, the turn table doesn't move. Should I just replace the two switches and the door latch? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • CyndiAH Nov 12, 2007

    I have the same trouble with my GE - JE1540GW02 microwave. Hoss81, did you get yours working and if so, how? Thanks

  • DonaldWT Dec 16, 2007

    I have a JE1540GW and the fan does not come on.

  • jeev Jan 07, 2008

    Same problem, does not heat and turn.

  • JasonCheng Feb 04, 2008

    I have the same problem My model number is JE1540WW 003.

    The first 3 days it started to fail, the way to close the door, I kind of lift the door when closing, 50% chance it will work, ie head the food, buzzing souned, turn table turns, etc. It got worse the more I tried. Now it totally won't work



    Jason Cheng

  • sshurts Nov 08, 2008

    Same problem as describe, did anyone find the problem part to replace?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The top door latch has strapped off a clean break at the base of the microwave ,how can I repair it please

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    replace latch

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